Several studies have evaluated using glucomannan for high cholesterol. In these studies, doses of glucomannan 3 grams to 10 grams a day have been used.
Some considerations for people taking glucomannan include:
- For many forms of glucomannan, it is a good idea to drink a full glass of water with the supplement (to make sure it does not get stuck in your throat).
- When first starting glucomannan, it is best to start with a low dose and then gradually increase to a higher dose. This helps to prevent digestive side effects that can be caused by increasing your fiber intake too quickly.
- Try not to inhale glucomannan powder, as there have been reports of it causing breathing problems when accidentally inhaled.
- If you are unsure about anything related to glucomannan dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.